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Sidebar Issue 85 | December 2017

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By: Brian E. Koegle
EMPLOYMENT LAW: Looking Ahead to 2018 – New Laws Affecting California Employers

‘Tis the season . . .for human resources professionals to fret and business owners to lose sleep over the bevy of new laws ready to take effect. The California Legislature has once again set the bar very high for businesses to meet the latest compliance and “best practice” threshold when it comes to dealing with employees.

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By: Michael S. Little
CYBER SECURITY: When the Cover Up Is Worse Than the Crime: Uber & the Consequences of Hiding a Data Breach

On November 21, 2017, Uber Technologies, Inc., the embattled San Francisco ride-hailing company, disclosed that two hackers had stolen data concerning 57 million driver and rider accounts, including phone numbers, email addresses and names of Uber riders from a third-party server and demanded $100,000 to delete their copy of the data.

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FEATURED SETTLEMENT: $8.4 Million Settlement in Wage and Hour Lawsuit

Case No. 2015-CV-284784 – Thomas Lagos, et al. v. The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University

In 2015, Thomas Lagos filed a class action lawsuit against the Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. In his complaint, Mr. Lagos alleged that the University violated California labor laws by failing to pay workers for wages owed, failing to provide itemized wage statements, and violations of meal and rest period requirements.

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The Valley Industry Association (VIA) will once again be hosting Poole & Shaffery, LLP for the 2018 Employment Law Update, presented by Brian Koegle and David Poole, which will provide insight on legal matters affecting California businesses in 2018.

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